News Editor senior goodbye

Noah Maldonado, News Editor

Dear class of 2020,

It is an honor to have been three years worth of your journey throughout Plainfield South High School. Of course, the COVID-19 pandemic cut a few months of that experience short, but what truly matters are the friends we’ve all made along the way.
There are many leaders in this field of students–many of whom will most likely serve in public office or encourage people to use their vote in this country. Many will lead to the next groundbreaking scientific discovery, many will proceed into entertainment and spread joy in others, and many will go on to accomplish many other feats, but the soul of this class will never diminish.
You’ve all never shied from a task or sat around while lies ruled over honesty. You’ve all pointed them all out and exposed them, giving a voice to people who never are given words. Character is significant in people, and seniors clearly demonstrate that.
There are individuals who have shown me what it means to be part of the class of 2020: Aidan Evans, Emily Manning, and Ryan Daniels. All three are editors I’ve worked with on the Paw Print staff, but each and every one of them has had a profound impact on me as a person.
Aidan could best be compared to a shining sun in any group. Always, even on dark days, he finds a way to lighten the situation.
Emily is extremely hard working as a person, setting an example that others latch onto and develop themselves. In the worst of times, she can pull through and encourage others.
Ryan is very personable and that’s what creates a friendly person who anybody can rely on for advice or help. Without another person to aid along the way, situations may become narrow.
All in all, it isn’t far-fetched to say all seniors will go on in life to achieve and win. Coming from Plainfield South and its wonderful staff, the class of 2020 will be equipped to handle a diverse, changing future.